#Haikuesday

#Haikuesday

Every Tuesday I try my best to post Haikus on Twitter using #Haikuesday (follow me @writtenbygreg!). I find they’re a good way to get creative in short bursts when I’m finding writing difficult. Here are a few I’ve posted (and, spoiler alert, some I have scheduled). Enjoy!

Time comes without fail;
Bearing the warmest hug to
Relieve you of grief.

LGBTQ.
What a fantastic journey.
Still so far to go.

The gender wage gap;
Wider than the Amazon.
Keep swimming; you’ll win.

The ones who shape us,
Forever remain present.
A constant imprint.

Innocent Muslims
Banned due to geography.
Oh, and bigotry.

Returning after
Leaving in a muddied rush;
The fog never lifts.

The heart cannot feel –
It pumps. It’s oblivious
To its metaphor.

Tree falls in forest.
Nobody hears it except
For all of the bugs.

This resplendent life;
Shadowed by bigots and fools
Who kill the world’s fun.

Nothing is solved by
Putting your head in the sand.
Face your mess head on.

Gregory William.

Little You – Video

Little You – Video

I have begun to record some of my poetry as spoken word. The very talented Matt Lucas (from Little Britain, Alice in Wonderland, Pompidou etc) has very kindly agreed to read my poem Little You. Please have a listen and let me know what you think; I’m very proud of this piece of work. Click the link below to be taken to YouTube.

“Little You” read by Matt Lucas

Gregory William.